Essays in Astronomy

Essays in Astronomy

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Essays in Astronomy

Essays in Astronomy

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ATOMS AND SUNBEAMS By Sir Robert Stawell Ball 1

THE WANDERINGS OF THE NORTH POLE By Sir Robert Stawell Ball 22

THE AGE OF THE SUN'S HEAT By Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) 41

THE PAST AND FUTURE OF OUR EARTH By Richard Anthony Proctor 55

A NEW THEORY OF LIFE IN OTHER WORLDS By Richard Anthony Proctor 83

MATHEMATICAL THEORIES OF THE EARTH By Robert Simpson Woodward 103

THE ROTATION AND PHYSICAL CONSTITUTION OF THE PLANET MERCURY By Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli 131

THE PLANET MARS By Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli 143

METEORITES AND STELLAR SYSTEMS By George Howard Darwin 163

MAGNITUDE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM By William Harkness 183

THE STABILITY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM By Ormsby McKnight Mitchel 213

THE NEW PLANET, EROS PAGE By Edmund Ledger 239

SIDEREAL ASTRONOMY: OLD AND NEW By Edward Singleton Holden 253

PHOTOGRAPHY THE SERVANT OF ASTRONOMY By Edward Singleton Holden 290

THE BEGINNINGS OF AMERICAN ASTRONOMY By Edward Singleton Holden 309

STELLAR PARALLAX By Sir John Frederick William Herschel 321

THE HISTORY OF THE TELESCOPE By Charles S. Hastings 339

RESULTS OF SPECTRUM ANALYSIS APPLIED TO HEAVENLY BODIES By William Huggins 363

CELESTIAL SPECTROSCOPY By William Huggins 391

THE NEW ASTRONOMY By William Huggins 441

AN ASTRONOMER'S WORK IN A MODERN OBSERVATORY By David Gill 473

THE SYSTEM OF THE WORLD--THE NEBULAR HYPOTHESIS By Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace 497

ARE THE PLANETS HABITABLE? By George M. Searle 513

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